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Finishing the ISS

ISS_0They’re finally putting more windows in the International Space Station.

International Space Station

It may, sooner than we’d like, be allowed to crash into the atmosphere and burn up, its fragments falling into the oceans. But, in the meantime, watch this flash timeline of how it was built and think about what yet may be done there.

Space Station become a spaceship?

It makes more sense to park the ISS in orbit around the moon, rather than let it burn up in the atmosphere after the space shuttles retire in 2010. Otherwise it’d just be another American space effort gone for naught, despite billions spent and years of work and tragedy. But Rand Simberg says it’s a bright idea without a future. More likely, the Russians and Europeans might buy the thing.

Today’s pretty picture


The moon from the International Space Station/NASA